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June 2014

  • PTFA Cabaret

    Published 20/06/14

    This event will start at 7pm on Saturday 12th July in the school hall.  Over 18s only.  Cabaret, bubbles on arrival and sit down meal with entertainment all for £20 per head.  Full waitress service too.  

    Any interest, please pop into the school office

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  • Wheelchair Basketball

    Published 20/06/14

    Lincolnshire Sport has kindly donated  11 basketball wheelchairs for a short period of time to allow our children to experience a new sport.

    The design of the wheelchairs is to work with our children on movement, balance, endurance as well as the fundamental side of throwing and catching.

    Rhinos and Lemurs have already took on the opportunity to play fun games such as ‘Stuck in the mud’ ‘relays’ and ‘Snake’ game with the use of balloons, as well as the safety aspect of using the wheelchair basketball.

    Wednesday, our Lions and Panthers all had a go and they are already asking when they can next use them.  With the fun and laughter we had, I can honestly say we all had a great afternoon.

    Don’t worry those classes, who have not yet had their turn, I will make sure you have a chance to join in with all the fun. 

                                          Mrs Duxbury-Mead

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  • Year 1 Phonics Screening

    Published 20/06/14

    Mrs Jacklin and Mrs Stephenson would like to say a really big “Well done!” to the children in Leopards and Giraffes for their hard work this week. The children have taken part in the Year 1 Phonics Screen, and have all worked incredibly hard. We are very proud of their efforts, and want to give all the children who took part a great big WHOOSH!

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  • Little Princess Charity

    Published 20/06/14

    Eleven-year-old Poppy Willesden is getting her hair cut for the Little Princess Charity, a charity set up to make wigs for children who have suffered hair loss through cancer treatment or other illness.  It can cost up to £2,000 to make a small child’s wig.

     

    Poppy, who hasn’t missed a day at school in seven years, was inspired by a little girl called Claudia Burkhill (Claudia’s cause off fb).

     

    She is due for the chop on Sunday 13th July.

    Mum Alison said: “We have chosen this date as she has her dance show for the two days before and a very good friend of ours, Anna Knight, who usually cuts our hair is cutting it for Poppy.  It will either take place at our house or at Anna’s.”

     

    You can make a donation on Mrs Willesden’s page: http://www.justgiving.com/Alison-Willesden. It’s easy, fast and totally secure.

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  • Rounders Tournament

    Published 13/06/14

    On Thursday, 5th June, pupils from Huntingtower travelled to The Priory School to play in a rounders’ tournament with 15 other teams.  We didn’t have the best of starts with the weather with heavy downpours and therefore had to wait an hour and half before starting the tournament.

    However, having Alex, Sammy, Phylan, Josh, Sam, Cemre, Erin, Trinity and Ebony in good spirits and patience the time soon went and we were able to start the day. 

    In the league we came 3rd and it took the children a couple of games to get used to playing rounders in a competitive way and organising which tactics would work for Huntingtower especially the order of batting.

    After lunch we participated in another league, which we played with enthusiasm, team work and more so, and a smile on the children’s faces.  I cannot express to say how well they all did on the day, how they all worked extremely hard and how much I saw all the children improve throughout the day and deserved to come joint 1st in the 2nd league.

    Well done to all children who took part!

    I would also like to say a big “thank you” to all parents who were able to provide lifts to/from The Priory.                       Mrs Duxbury-Mead

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  • Playground Leaders' Award

    Published 13/06/14

    I would like to congratulate the following children who have, for the past 4 weeks been working hard to complete their Playground Leaders’ Award. Aimee, Emily, Ciara, Poppy, Jess, Daisy, Gina, Jena, Heather, Breanna, Erin and Jamie-Leigh have done a great job on completing their folder and learning new games that they can teach our KS1 children during lunch time.

    All children have all achieved their playground leaders’ hat and will be running games for our children in the next week.

     

    Congratulations to all.  Mrs Duxbury-Mead

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  • What an Adventure!!

    Published 13/06/14

    Last week the children in classes Koalas and Kangaroos went on an adventure to Great Wood Early Years Centre. We had a short walk into the forest, in order to find our base camp and soon set about finding wood for the fire. All the children added wood as Kate (our forest school leader) supervised. The children then had different areas of basecamp to explore, such as the mud kitchen, weaving frame, mud writing hut, the rope swing (a great favourite of the children!) and tree climbing. Kate also demonstrated how to whittle a willow stick using a very sharp knife to make our own charcoal in the fire. The children then had a go themselves and were brilliant at it. We worked up quite an appetite with all the fresh air and mud and enjoyed spaghetti bolognaise cooked over the fire, we had helped to make. Finally we went away from base camp and created our own journey sticks by adding interesting bits to it using string. There were lots of nibbled pine cones, thanks to the many squirrels in the forest. We even managed to find a frog under a log on our walk back to the bus! Luckily nobody tied it to their journey stick...We were very muddy and tired after our forest adventure but armed with great memories and some new skills too. A great day! Thank you so much to the adults who helped to supervise the children over the three days. We hope you had as much fun too.

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  • Amazon Deforestation

    Published 07/06/14

    On Monday, the Year 5/6 classes got a taste of what it would be like to live in an area hit by deforestation.  The classes had spent a number of days perfecting pictures of the Amazon rainforest to go on display at the end of the term, only to come back after break to find that the loggers had come through and shredded their work to turn into wood chips. The classes had to watch as a logger and an uncaring explorer slowly fed their work into the chipper, giving the children the chance to, in some way, understand how indigenous tribes must feel when their trees are cut down.

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  • St Wulfram's Church Spire Appeal

    Published 07/06/14

    Today we welcomed Father Stuart, Newton the Bunny and Tess Sheehy into school.  They attended our Celebration Assembly and a cheque for £500 was handed to Father Stuart in aid of the St Wulfram’s Church Spire Appeal.  This money had been raised over the Easter period with Newton the Bunny.

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